Don’t Let Frustration Ruin Your Day

 

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Have you ever gotten frustrated? I mean really, really frustrated? You almost certainly have because frustration is a very common emotion. Nonetheless, too much frustration can be a very bad thing. It can be particularly negative for your emotional health, which almost always also feeds into your physical health.

Are you finding that common bouts of frustration are seriously impeding your life? Here are some tips on how you can become calmer and more centred.

Practice avoidance

Do some other people or situations consistently leave you frustrated? Sometimes changing strategy and behaviour can help to alleviate this, but in the end, the best way to eliminate it definitively is to be avoid it altogether. This can require some planning and even seem rather awkward or rude, but think about the alternative. It will be worth it in the end.

Consider other options

There are a few situations in life where there is only one option to end a problem. Alternative options may require more time, planning, or money, but may actually represent the best choice in the end. If avoiding frustration is your main goal, do not be afraid to take the longer and harder route because it will probably be the more rewarding choice in the end.

However, if you are experiencing frustration in the moment, the best strategy is to step back and wait until you feel calmer. You will be able to think more clearly and make the best choice at that time.

Make changes

Once you have decided on the new course of action, proceed to make the changes. Even if everything does not work out immediately, you will likely begin to feel the benefits right away because you are being proactive and hopefully starting a new chapter. Gauge the results and make changes as needed. Good luck!